On the internet, how can you support someone you care for, while avoiding giving people who appropriate, abuse, take advantage of loving and caring people who share personal stories for the good of all undeserved attention? Yeah, malicious attention seekers have found a niche on the net.
If a person is too stupid, too insensitive, and too callous to understand the differences between what is personal and what is public record (and/or what personal information is used by the bearer herself for icon building and worship) they have more problems than my wagging finger can solve.
There is an unwritten rule in loving and caring feminist circles that all discussion centered around something personal that someone writes/shares stays where she can control what the public sees and or can stop the discussion when she needs to (Or is discussed through email and private forums, where what she does not know will not hurt her and where there is an understanding among that group that it will not leave the group. Don’t lie, you know you do it too). To spread a personal story in the general public beyond the control of the storyteller does nothing but discourage others from sharing their personal stories.
Let us all beat up on the woman desiring human contact. It is not as if the patriarchy has not kicked her teeth in enough already. Yeah, let’s do it, it is so revolutionary and beneficial to feminism.
And to think, some women care more if a dog is ignored than how they contribute to the pain of a woman.